Archive for May 25, 2021

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at San Lorenzo fuori le mura, Rome, Feb. 3, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Father John Paul Mary: Overcoming an irrational fear of St Padre Pio

Early in his priesthood, Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA, employee chaplain of EWTN, had an ‘irrational fear’ of Saint... Read more

Pope Francis greets people at the Paul VI Audience Hall after a screening of the documentary “Francesco”, May 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis meets homeless people and refugees after film screening

The pope met with a group of around 100 people after a screening of the 2020 film “Francesco.” Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Pope Francis prays for 5-year-old survivor and 14 people killed in cable car accident

A cable car ascending the Mottarone mountain fell about 65 feet to the ground. Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis moves pre-seminary at center of abuse trial out of Vatican City

The pre-seminary is a residence for about a dozen boys who serve at papal Masses. Read more

Pope Francis delivers Laudato si' video message May 24, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis launches 7-year Laudato si’ action plan

The Laudato si’ Action Platform will focus on seven sectors: families, parishes, schools, hospitals, businesses, organizations, and religious orders. Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Four killed as Myanmar army artillery shell hits Catholic church

Vatican News reported that all those killed and injured were Catholics. Read more


By Matt Hadro

The pro-life policies that could be gutted in the next federal budget

When President Joe Biden releases the details of his budget, as he is expected to this week, a number of... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco gives a tour of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, May 24, 2021. Credit: Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

San Francisco archbishop marks cathedral's 50th anniversary with tour for conservatory students

Marking the 50th anniversary of the blessing of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led... Read more

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Former priest, a sex offender, killed Massachusetts altar boy in 1972, investigators conclude

A Massachusetts prosecutor announced Monday that a convicted sex offender who had been dismissed from the clerical state, and who... Read more

Pro-life Democrats?w=200&h=150

Pro-lifers push to preserve Hyde amendment

Pro-lifers have launched a push to encourage President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats to preserve the Hyde amendment. Read more

A participant holds up a sign with a quote from St. Paul VI at a June 2020 rally in Atlanta. Credit: Maria Oswalt via Unsplash.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl / National Catholic Register

One Year After George Floyd's Killing: Black Catholics Are Exhausted, Yet Hopeful

The life of a diocesan priest is demanding. But for Father Robert Boxie III, the past year has been especially... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia?w=200&h=150

Philadelphia archbishop: ‘Nothing compares’ to being physically present at Sunday Mass

The Archbishop of Philadelphia this week invited Catholics back to Sunday Mass, emphasizing the importance of in-person attendance.  Read more

Counterterrorism operations in Peru's Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro. Credit: Ministerio de Defensa del Perú via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Peruvian bishops condemn mass killing by the Shining Path

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference has condemned Sunday’s killing of 16 persons by the Shining Path, a communist... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Cordileone 'deeply grieved' by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on... Read more